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Last post Author Topic: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks  (Read 67043 times)

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2017, 07:15 PM »
Good video on Onenote IainB.
Could easily serve as a primer for anyone.

Haven't Scrabbled in ages!

p.s. don't know if this exists in Onenote, but it sure is a cool feature, check out cross-reference for Write app:
https://writeapp.co/...48-1-cross-reference
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 08:11 AM by dantheman, Reason: extra text »

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #151 on: November 29, 2017, 02:27 AM »
@dantheman:
p.s. don't know if this exists in Onenote, but it sure is a cool feature, check out cross-reference for Write app:
https://writeapp.co/...48-1-cross-reference
Apologies for the belated response. I had forgotten to make a reply.
I did check out the Write! application. It's nifty but Cloud-dependent, with a monthly Cloud fee after the 1st year, or something.
Anyway, not for me/my requirements.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Not a problem Ian!
Figured if Ian "the wizard" didn't know, nobody would.  ;)

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #153 on: November 29, 2017, 10:45 AM »
Btw, if someone is familiar with OneNote for Android...
Is there a way to scan two pages at once (booklet)?
So far, i can only scan one at a time.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #154 on: November 29, 2017, 04:51 PM »
@dantheman:
Btw, if someone is familiar with OneNote for Android...
Is there a way to scan two pages at once (booklet)?
So far, i can only scan one at a time.
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Yes, I am familiar with that, now, having just recently (last week) bought a half-price refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 (the ones that were released in 2016 and then recalled for risk of battery exploding) for the missus and daughter. However, it's not OneNote you need to use to scan the document - it's OfficeLens.

I just tried it on a booklet now and it seems to work perfectly. The OfficeLens camera sensor seems to be very smart and can discriminate between the two pages of the opened booklet - it alternately puts a red border (frame) around either page (whichever is most centered in the view), outlining it as the document it is about to capture - but, if you move the camera away a bit, so that the whole booklet is fully within the view, then the red border (frame) expands to encompass both pages. Then you tap the screen and it takes a scan of them both like that, at the same time (i.e., as a single document image). Works a treat. Actually, I think it seems to work more intuitively and responsively than the OfficeLens app on the Nokia-Lumia 830 Windows phone (released 2014) that my son gave me to use - though, admittedly, that is slightly older technology than the S7.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #155 on: November 29, 2017, 07:15 PM »
It works IanB, thank you!

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #156 on: December 09, 2017, 08:32 PM »
@dantheman: I just re-read what I had written above, and wondered whether I should have mentioned how OL (Office Lens) is integrated for use with OneNote and Onedrive. So, from memory and at the risk of duplication, in case you did not already know it:
1. Capture the document/whiteboard/photo/business card using the camera+OL.
2. Save the thing captured - document image/whiteboard image/photo/smart VCF business card (respectively) to one or both selected default destinations:
  • a OneNote Notebook (you will need to have previously set up the default destination for this save). The OneNote Notebook can be either in the Cloud (i.e., a Notebook in your OneDrive storage) or on the Client (i.e., a Notebook saved on the PC's hard drive).
  • somewhere else (typically OneDrive or your PC's hard drive) as an image file or as a document file (e.g., Word or PDF file) saved to somewhere else - typically a UserID subfolder - e.g., (say) Documents folder or Camera Roll/Saved Photos, etc.

Remember that any images saved to OneNote will be automatically OCR-scanned (this first has to be set ON in settings for it to be the default action) so that any legible text in the image becomes indexed data and can be found using the search function in OneNote (is only searched/found if the Notebook is OPEN when you start the search), and can also be found using WDS (Windows Desktop Search), if the Notebook is on the Client hard drive and that filetype (.ONE) is set to be indexed.

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Details of update to a very useful macro, posted in Onetastic:
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
Macro Update: Convert Copied Paths to File Hyperlinks Macro
There is an update to a macro in Macroland - Last Updated: December 03, 2017
Convert Copied Paths to File Hyperlinks Macro by Simon Rear

Converts selected pasted "Copied Paths" into file hyperlinks. This provides similar functionality now removed from OneNote that allowed files copied from windows explorer to be pasted as hyperlinks.
To use:
1-Ctrl Select multiple files within windows explorer,
2-Shift + right click one of the selected files,
3-Choose "Copy as Path" from context menu,
4-Go to OneNote and paste into a page,
5-Select all pasted paragraphs,
6-Select "Convert Copied Paths to File Hyperlinks" from Onetastic's hyperlink menu.

See a demo of the macro in action at https://youtu.be/22nMT8wy8Cc. If you find this macro useful please consider donating to http://www.paypal.me/SimonRear to encourage the development of more useful timesavers.

In this version: Previous macro version had double backslashes stripped out after upload for some reason introducing a bug preventing macro from working. This version corrects this.

Go to the macro | Comments (6)

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #158 on: December 10, 2017, 08:10 AM »
@IainB,

Silly me, can't find option (desktop 2016 or Android) to have ON search within scanned items by default.
Always thought it was a good thing if they could do that but never saw that option.
I'm blind!

Will find it...


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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #159 on: December 10, 2017, 01:41 PM »
@dantheman: For data access/search, the relevant settings include:
1: Target Notebook:
In ON (2016), go to: File --> Options --> Save & Backup (panel) --> Save menu item:
Set the default Quick Notes Section to save to, and check the other defaults there are what you probably want.
NB: It is probably worthwhile going through the rest of the Options panels in that window to familiarise yourself with them, and change them as necessary. The other standard defaults in ON - as set up on installation - are usually adequate, but may not be ideal in all cases. The Advanced panel is especially useful. Microsoft have attempted to provide assumed default options for optimising the use of computing resources, including  bandwidth, response time, disk storage, and GPU, but the user can change these to suit their particular requirements/constraints. One cannot easily "break" anything here, but take care anyway, just in case - e.g., think twice before relocating the default save/backup directories.

Then move down to the Send to OneNote menu item:
Set it as: "To new page in section Quick Notes in [name of main Notebook whose Quick Notes section you want to use as the default]"

2: Audio search:
In ON (2016), go to: File --> Options --> Audio & Video --> Audio Search menu item:
I think this was NOT ENABLED by default.
To ENABLE this, there should be a tick in the box by "Enable searching audio and video recordings for words"

3. OCR and indexing of text in images:
In ON (2016), go to: File --> Options --> Advanced menu item:
In the Advanced panel, scroll down to "Text recognition in pictures".
This is ENABLED by default.
To DISABLE this, there should be a tick in the box by "Disable text recognition in pictures".

Hope that helps, or is of use.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #160 on: December 10, 2017, 03:10 PM »
You're a good tutor IainB!  :Thmbsup:

Seems like i'm missing something in my version of ON 2016:
http://imagizer.imag...g923/2442/tja10m.png

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #161 on: December 10, 2017, 04:08 PM »
You're a good tutor IainB!  :Thmbsup:
Seems like i'm missing something in my version of ON 2016:
http://imagizer.imag...g923/2442/tja10m.png

Heh, thanks. Though I left tutoring/lecturing a while back, I am still interested in the subject and the training and learning required to develop reasonably proficient tutoring skills was retained and useful, in my subsequent career, so it got fairly regular exercise, and now, later, again, with my children.

You're not missing anything except the visual perception of the RHS scrollbar visible in that panel in the screenshot. It's there, hidden in plain sight! I don't know why Microsoft engineers made it such an unintuitive, bad ergonomics scrollbar. If you make that panel scroll down, then you will be able to see what is below and currently out of sight in that screenshot. It behaves a bit erratically as a pukka scrolling window.  I initially made exactly the same mistake as you seem to have done, when I was looking for the information (that I knew was there) to put factually into my comment above.

I do think Microsoft might have done a better job with updating the training documentation for OneNote. It's been rather scrappily done, IMHO.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks
« Reply #162 on: December 10, 2017, 06:18 PM »
Got it!
Thanks again!